Insight with Beth Ruyak is taking a sabbatical for the month of March to do some behind the scenes renovations. We’ll be back on Tuesday, April 2 with all-new shows. In place of Insight this month we’re airing The Takeaway, a news and cultural show produced by WNYC. Let us know what you think of The Takeaway!
October 18, 2019
The midterm elections of 2018 served as a rude awakening for Republicans who watched their majority slip away in the House. Many Americans that had supported Donald Trump in 2016 decided to support moderate Democrats. In 2019, a record number of incumbent Republican retirements poses another challenge for the GOP.
Winning back the seats in districts that Trump carried in 2016 is a priority for Republicans and the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry might give them the support to do so.
On the latest episode of Politics with Amy Walter, Parker Poling from the National Republican Congressional Committee and Dave Wasserman from The Cook Political Report join us to discuss the role impeachment will play in drumming up Republican candidates in 2020. Plus, Jennifer Duffy, senior editor for The Cook Political Report, provides an update on upcoming Senate races.
Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia of Texas tells us what she's hearing from her constituents about the impeachment inquiry. Elena Schneider, a national politics reporter for Politico, provides an update on Mayor Pete Buttigieg's debate performance and his ability to fundraise.
Finally, Politics with Amy Walter reflects on the legacy of Congressman Elijah Cummings.
October 17, 2019
On Thursday, Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland died from “complications concerning longstanding health challenges.”
October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While domestic violence affects all kinds of people, immigrant women face a unique set of challenges in getting help and support.
Women of color are especially affected by what a new report calls the "broken rung" of the corporate ladder.
Voter suppression is a longstanding issue in Ohio, and advocates say this case demonstrates the danger posed to voters ahead of 2020.
October 16, 2019
Yesterday, the White House announced that Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were headed to Syria, as part of a delegation to negotiate a ceasefire agreement.
Some evangelicals have cast doubt on President Trump's actions, but they may still support him.
Hollywood has been working to improve the digital process of de-aging actors. Two new movies put the latest technology to the test.
Mob attacks of Muslims and other Indian minority groups have been on the rise since Prime Minister Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party took power in 2014.
A surging Elizabeth Warren was a target for the crowded field.
October 15, 2019
The Takeaway is joined by a journalist covering Washington and the Committee to Protect Journalists to discuss the implications of President Trump's attitude towards the press.
Is the relationship between the president and his favorite network changing?
Fort Worth police officer shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson through her window without announcing himself.
The city is trying to reduce gun violence by identifying and working with the most vulnerable community members using counseling, nonviolence training, and conflict mediation.
But the rule does fall short of removing all lead water pipes.
How Will Congress Move Forward on Impeachment, with the Trump Admin Failing to Cooperate? 2019-10-14
October 14, 2019
Some have called this a "constitutional crisis" — but are we at that moment yet?
Acts of anti-Semitism have continued to rise throughout the nation and have doubled in Massachusetts.
Sesame Street is now taking on the topic of addiction in an effort to speak to the many children who are impacted by parents with substance abuse disorders.
Kurdish people see Trump's move as a major betrayal to their community.
October 11, 2019
Even though Congress is technically on recess, it has been a busy week in the nation’s capital.
The week started with a letter from White House Counsel Patrick Cipollone to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, informing the House leader that the White House was not going to participate in an impeachment inquiry that it considered unconstitutional. Resistance to the impeachment inquiry escalated when the White House refused to let the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, testify to Congress.
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, joined Politics with Amy Walter to discuss the latest on the impeachment inquiry and how the House will continue their investigation without a cooperating White House.
Also, Eugene Kiely and Erika Franklin Fowler discuss the implications of political digital advertising for 2020. Congresswoman Katherine Clark weighs in about the House Democratic Caucus and efforts to prioritize the issue of gun violence. Finally, Peter Beinart shares why the presidency might skip generation X.
October 10, 2019
President Trump has been criticized for turning his back on the Kurdish people in the region.
The state’s largest utility, PG&E, started cutting electricity as a precaution against wildfires.
Ryan Helsley, a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and citizen of the Cherokee Nation called out the Atlanta Braves "tomahawk chop," but the Braves have been reluctant to change.
Decades after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, pregnancy discrimination is still pervasive in the workplace.
The U.S. has largely contributed to the growth of this palm oil industry.
October 9, 2019
Gun reform legislation in Washington stalls, and a mass shooting occurred in Kansas City, Kansas.
The end of Amber Guyger's trial sparked a conversation on the perceived responsibility of black people to be the moral compass.
Can a news story get so big that it influences polling?
October 8, 2019
"Truly a Trump miracle," the Assistant to the President on Trade says about the state of the U.S. economy.
China has hit back with its own retaliatory tariffs, and it’s unclear how far this trade war will go.
Aside from the upcoming trial, there are particular challenges for the Guantanamo base and prison.
China’s billion-dollar NBA fan base is enraged and threatening to cut ties.
As the strike continues, there is a growing concern over the larger economic impact the strike could have in General Motors's home state of Michigan.
Trump Administration Moves Ahead with Major Foreign Policy Overhauls Amid Impeachment Inquiry 2019-10-07
October 7, 2019
Even as the Ukraine scandal embroils the White House, President Trump has continued to press forward with an often unpredictable approach to foreign policy.
Civilian casualties have risen in many of the conflicts the U.S. is involved in since President Trump took office.
Products with smart speakers have become very popular with consumers, but they have also been criticized for the way that they erode privacy and hand over personal information to Amazon.
The EEOC recently ruled that certain companies using targeted job ads on Facebook violated civil rights law by restricting ads based on age.